The B-58 Hustler Was a Beautiful Mistake Hot


On Nov. 11, 1956, the first B-58 Hustler took flight. It would never see combat. An exotic, beautiful bomber designed for high-speed nuclear strike missions, a changes in Soviet tactics and a development method which dramatically hiked costs conspired... Read more

‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ Reminded Me Why I Love America


This post contains extensive spoilers for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Somewhere between blowing... Read more

Somebody’s Popping Off Laser-Guided Shells in Libya


On Nov. 5, 2017, the website Libya Times published on social media photos of... Read more

Soviet Admirals Shunned Stalin’s Favorite Battlecruiser


The Soviet navy was not in great shape at the onset of the German... Read more

The Pentagon Has Been Working on a New Air-to-Air Missile


The U.S. military has been quietly working on a new long-range air-to-air missile since... Read more
ISIS Exploits Local Conflict and Moves Back Into Libya
After local forces booted the Libyan branch of Islamic State from Sirte and Benghazi in 2016 and 2017, the...
A Syrian Town Resisted Islamists … And Then the Regime Attacked

A Syrian Town Resisted Islamists … And Then the Regime Attacked

In September 2017, Hayat Tahrir Ash Sham, or HTS – an Al Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria – launched...

The Case for Caseless Telescoped Ammunition

The Case for Caseless Telescoped Ammunition

Recently, much attention has been focused on the state of the U.S. military’s arsenal of small arms. After the announcement...

In Violent Honduras, Homicides Are Falling Fast

In Violent Honduras, Homicides Are Falling Fast

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Due to a combination of factors, Honduras is on track to close out 2017...

The Sublime Satire That Is ‘The Forever War’ in Comics

The Sublime Satire That Is ‘The Forever War’ in Comics

I first read Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War as a teenager. It was one of my father’s favorite novels...

Russia’s Army Has Upgraded Its Giant 240-Millimeter Mortars

Russia’s Army Has Upgraded Its Giant 240-Millimeter Mortars

The Russian Ground Forces have taken delivery of the first batch of modernized 2C4 Tulip self-propelled 240-millimeter mortars. The 1960s-era weapons...

Sebastian Junger Knows Why Soldiers Have a Hard Time Coming Home

Sebastian Junger Knows Why Soldiers Have a Hard Time Coming Home

This article was originally published on June 11, 2016. As the United States approaches its 15th straight year at...

The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Still a War Criminal

The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Still a War Criminal

He received a prestigious award from the West Point Association of Graduates. He published a “runaway” bestselling autobiography. Last...

American and Chinese Troops Work Together in Oregon

American and Chinese Troops Work Together in Oregon

“We kind of expected guys that didn’t know what they were doing,” said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Jason, an Oregon...

Aboard His Submarine, Jimmy Launders Sank Ralf-Reimar Wolfram’s U-boat

Aboard His Submarine, Jimmy Launders Sank Ralf-Reimar Wolfram’s U-boat

The Hunt for Red October dramatized for the public one of the tensest forms of warfare imaginable: combat between submarines...

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